Recent years have seen the world of medical healthcare be revolutionized across the spectrum. Today, patients get to enjoy wearable technology, IoT (Internet of Things), and other automated medical devices that help doctors get accurate information about the patient's condition. However, the long queues in hospitals and clinics don't seem to decrease much. Can automation help increase efficiency in healthcare clinics? Here are four ways that are possible:
A medical centre that has invested in a good LAN or WiFi can connect all the departments in the clinic so they can share information. That makes it possible for the lab to transmit results to the doctor directly, and as the doctor talks to the patient; the pharmacy is already preparing the drugs. A lot of time is wasted when patients have to wait and go back in line as the departments get their stuff in order, and automation can reduce that time significantly.
With the use of wearable devices and IoT, patients don't have to stay in the clinic to get monitored. The devices can collect real-time data regarding heart rate, blood pressure, sugar levels and all other vital signs while the patient is at work or home, and the doctors can tell if they are okay or not. A change in any of the vitals can be a sign that something like stroke is about to happen, and therefore steps will be taken immediately to save lives.
Efficiency in Keeping Medical Records
Healthcare clinics that are still using box files to store patient information use up a lot of space in the office for storage. It also takes time for the employees to retrieve the files and get patient histories. With automation, where all medical records are stored on the cloud, retrieving the data will be fast and convenient.
Convenient Patient Experience
With the use of mobile devices, patients can now set up doctors' appointments from the comfort of their homes. It's also possible for doctors to set up a system to remind patients who are on constant medication to take them on time.
Better Data Analysis
There is a lot of information that can come from patients in a set period. Doctors who have to see patients daily cannot get the time to analyze every single page of data and come to a valid conclusion, but automated medical systems can. Automation will ensure patients don't fall through the cracks or get the wrong diagnosis.
With these technologies in the health care sector, patients can hope for better health care services, monitoring, and improved access to facilities. They can also obtain proper and prompt diagnosis for conditions and receive correct treatment to manage and cure illnesses.